“Act local, play global.”
DJ, producer and HAMAM Nights host, Sedef Adasi has built her reputation not only on being one of Germany’s best selectors in electronic club music, but also on staying true to building and fostering local communities. One of Augsburg’s 300k citizens, the daughter to Turkish-Albanian parents has long prioritised the concept of staying true to ones home. Herself, sticking to her South German home town in favour of migrating to the big city.
Since HAMAM Nights launched in 2017, Sedef Adasi has hosted a range of respected nightlife professionals to City Club, Augsburg. While this a gave her a space to support regional structures, she proceeded to tour the HAMAM mindset of inclusivity and hospitality around the globe. While interculturality, diversity and regionality are key factors in Sedef’s practice, continuity is another idea that she’s applied both to herself as well as her artistic bonds. Besides City Club, she holds a longstanding residency at Munich’s BLITZ club, and she’s now a resident at Berlin’s Panorama Bar.
Musically, Sedef Adasi remains undefined. She internalised a passionate love for music ever since coming of age, both behind the decks and on the dancefloor. A decade on, Sedef Adasi has developed her own sonic DNA. Spontaneously yet with ease drawing from proto-disco, techno, acid, house breaks and 80s/90s pop music both in her DJ sets and her studio productions. Through combining multi-faceted sound niches, at times very fast and energetically, her selections remain ever-united.